Loving Your Skin from Within: How your outer beauty is dictated by your inner health

Have you ever heard the phrase “It’s what’s on the inside that counts?” What about, “You are what you eat?” Well, turns out that those couldn’t be truer. We can buy the most expensive treatments, skincare, and makeup that money can buy and still have chronic skin problems. It’s a frustrating problem for a lot of people, including myself!

I can always tell when I haven’t been nourishing my body right because the effects can usually be seen on my skin within a few days. So, if you’re like me and you suffer from chronic skin problems, whether that is blackheads, dryness, acne, or even something as simple as dullness, and you can't figure out what the root cause is, then maybe it’s time to look within.

What foods are more likely to nourish your skin? Antioxidants and healthy fats are the best place to start, some examples are.

  • Avocados
  • Dark Chocolate (60% Cocoa or higher)
  • Salmon (or other fatty fish)
  • Berries
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Yellow and Orange fruits and Vegetables like Mangoes and Carrots.
  • Tomatoes
  • Plant based proteins like Beans and Lentils

Diets that are high in fruits and vegetables have been known to not only have anti-aging effects, but to also have a detoxing effect for your entire body, so what do you have to lose?

It’s important to remember that while adding these things to your diet can make some beneficial changes to your health, it can only go so far. Elimination is just as important as an addition. Diets high in saturated fats, refined sugars, and dairy can be problematic for your skin, so remember to keep these types of foods minimal if your goal is to promote healthy skin, as well as overall health.

Last but not least, GET MOVING! Exercise can have a direct impact on your skin’s health. This is because your circulation is a crucial part of your cell’s regeneration. When your pulse is high and you're getting your sweat on its helping to detoxify your pores as well as promoting healthy circulation. This not only helps your skin to appear more vibrant but can have the same effects on your physical wellbeing as well!

Do you want to read more on nourishing your skin from within? Well, When turning to the internet for advice, it’s always good to start with reliable sources! Finding a reliable source means the difference between trusting foods that have been studied for their effects on the human body, versus opinions on foods that are healthy for the human body, and those opinions can come from anywhere. We at Becalia pride ourselves in siting our sources, so look below for any additional details you may need!

Have you tried these things to promote your healthy skin? If so, leave us a comment below, we’d love to hear how it worked for you!

 

 

Sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/healthy-skin/faq-20058184

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/23-foods-good-skin/

https://www.health.com/fitness/15-ways-exercise-makes-you-look-and-feel-younger

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